Welcome to Oceanside Jewish Center

Beth Shalom/Oceanside Jewish Center is a hub of Jewish activity in Oceanside (Nassau County), New York. Our members come to worship, to sing, to learn, and to celebrate, all in a warm, caring environment with a family touch.


Starting Sunday, March 1st our evening minyan starts at 7:30 PM.

(Unless there is a special notice for government or religious holiday. See the Shabbat handout, usually published in the News below or on Facebook weekly for further information.)

Purim at OJC

Wednesday  March 4, 2015  – Erev Purim

6:30 PM – PJ Library

6:45 PM – Full Megillah Reading (Main Sanctuary)

Thursday, March 5, 2015  – Purim

Also ! Celebrate Purim at OJC

Wednesday, March 4th

6:00 PM Men’s Club Wine Tasting & Sale

6:30 PM PJ Library Costume Party

6:45 PM Full Megillah Reading

Saturday, March 7th

7:30 PM social Club Purim Gala (by RSVP)

Sunday, March 8th

10:30 AM Men’s Club Wine Tasting & Sale

10:30 AM PTA Purim Carnival



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OJC Trivia Night -  Thursday, March 19,2015

OJC Trivia Night – Thursday, March 19,2015


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Vote Mercaz

If you have further questions, talk to Rabbi Greenspan at rabbi@oceansidejewishcenter.org

Lifelong Jewish Learning– February Schedule

There are no fees to attend any sessions.

We invite you to become an LJL Sponsor for $54 per person

and have your name included on our LJL Scroll for 5775.


Exploring the Big Ideas in Judaism

Future joint class sessions of OJC/HERJC Havruta will be held on March 12 and May 7 

Bible Class and Book Discussion

Our next Book Study, on Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 AM  will be The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy After Heartbreak by Rabbi Charles S. Sherman.

A meaningful portrayal of how tragedy affected and transformed one family and especially one religious leader.

Join us for an hour-long Bible class with Rabbi Mark Greenspan. This year we will continue to study the Book of Job – no previous knowledge required.

Thursday Morning, February 26th   11 AM-12 Noon in the MPR 

Movies at OJC

Join us for a  late morning movie followed by a discussion.  Please bring a dairy lunch.

Tuesday morning, February 10th 11:00 AM in the MPR

Hava Negilla: The Movie (2012)   75 minutes

A documentary on the history, mystery and the meaning of the song from the Ukraine to YouTube, with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis and the Klezmatics.

Enjoy an evening at the movies with free popcorn and coffee.

Wednesday Evening, February 11th 8:00 PM in the MPR

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy  (2013) 84 minutes

Examine the unique roll of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical

Conversational Hebrew for Beginners

Join Marilyn Greenspan as she makes conversational Hebrew fun. Required: The ability to

read Hebrew.  Monday Evening, Feb. 9    7-8 PM in the Beit Midrash

For further information please contact Jeff Resnick at 678-0345 or ojcljl@gmail.com


Rabbi Greenspan’s Writings and Commentarys,  Can Now be found on line- 

Rabbi Greenspan Profile“I am very excited to announce that many of the commentaries that I have translated over the years now appear and an exciting new website that I recommend to you called SEFARIA. Sefaria is on its way to becoming the Wikipedia of Jewish texts – it includes an entire library of classical text with translations of various commentaries. It is an amazing resource!! Sefaria includes a full Haggadah with my commentaries attached to the various texts so that you can actually see multiple commentaries on any given passage.  To see the commentaries and the Haggadah visit the following site: ”


About Sefaria

Sefaria is building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way.

We are building a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Our scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.

Having digital texts enables us to create new, interactive interfaces for the Web, tablet and mobile which allow students and scholars around the world to freely learn and explore the interconnections among Torah texts.

Judaism’s core texts grew out of millennia-long conversations and arguments across generations. We envision creating an open space for ancient conversations to continue in new ways, with new participants, new questions, and new layers of dialogue.

Upcoming Kadima and USY Eventsoceanside-kadima-usy

Kadima and USY have been having a blast with lots of fun activities. If you or your children are missing out on the fun times, you can check out the full schedule for Kadima and USY events.

Email Adam at ojkadimausy@gmail.com for more information.

Click here to see the latest Hadelet.  

We are justifiably proud of all that OJC offers in a formal sense, we know that no level of programming or religious services can ever beat that intangible sense of “connection” that all of OJC’s long-time members feel for each other and for the place many of us call our “second home.” It is our hope that you will come to know OJC for what it really is – not a place where you and your children have to go, but a place where you want to be.  Experience our past events.

Beth Shalom/Oceanside Jewish Center affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, is an egalitarian congregation and a nurturing community which provides opportunities for Jews of all ages and backgrounds to live in the presence of G-d through religious observance, Jewish learning (read about our new Beit Midrash) and acts of social responsibility.

Learn about getting involved in our community and clubs (including PTA, Sisterhood, Youth Group (JOY), and Mens Club) about our Religious School, our calendar of events, our Beit Midrash, and our opportunities for Aliyahs or honors.

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